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Titlesort descending Poet/Lyricist Instrumentation Level Listen

Faith Is the Bird That Feels the Light

A soulfully inflected affirmation, with a dazzling final chord
Rabindranath Tagore

SSA a cappella

M http://elizabethalexander.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/faith_is_the_bird_that_feels_the_light_ssa.mp3

Finally On My Way To Yes

A gutsy celebration of life's rough lessons
Pesha Gertler

SSATB, piano

MA http://elizabethalexander.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/finally_on_my_way_to_yes_0.mp3

Folks, I'm Telling You

Hard truth and deep love, delivered with edgy jazz harmonies and blues-inflected lines
Langston Hughes

SSATB, piano

MA

Grace

A reflection on the mystery and bounty of grace
Elizabeth Alexander

Low voice, piano

Medium/high voice, piano

ME

How To Sing Like a Planet

A genre-defying "instruction manual," as whimsical as the singing planet which inspired it
Elizabeth Alexander

SATB, piano
TTB, piano

M-MA

If You Can Walk You Can Dance

A contagiously joyful Latin dance song
Zimbabwean proverb

SAB, piano, claves
SATB, piano, claves
SSA, piano, claves
TBB, piano, claves

ME http://elizabethalexander.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/if_you_can_walk_you_can_dance_sab.mp3

Same Birds

A sassy frolic about deep listening, the cry of existence, and a congregation of rowdy birds
David Allan Evans

SATB a cappella

MA

Why I Pity the Woman Who Never Spills

A gutsy, sensual song in praise of messy women
Joan Wolf Prefontaine

SSAA a cappella

MA http://elizabethalexander.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/samples/recording-why_i_pity_the_woman_who_never_spills.mp3

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